Associate Director, JFCS Holocaust Center

The Associate Director contributes to meeting the Holocaust Center’s strategic and fundraising goals. The Associate Director brings management experience and a passion for Holocaust and genocide education. The role is a management-level position and is part of the leadership of the Holocaust Center staff. They are charged with increasing the visibility, reach and impact of the JFCS Holocaust Center locally and nationally. Their role includes overseeing a statewide initiative to expand Holocaust and genocide education throughout the California public school system. They work in cooperation with JFCS staff to ensure the delivery and continuity of high-quality educational experiences. They will oversee the Holocaust Center in the temporary absence of the Director.

Who Are We?

The Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.

We are dedicated to the remembrance, research, documentation, and education about the Holocaust. As Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and genocide, our work increases awareness about Jewish history and the causes and consequences of antisemitism, racism, and discrimination. Through a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide, our goal is to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in future generations.

Who Are You?

  • Have a BA degree in Education, History, Nonprofit Management, Communications, or related fields
  • Have 5+ years experience working in the non-profit sector, education, or a related field of work
  • Have 2+ years experience in public speaking, program management, and event management
  • Have 2+ years experience supervising staff
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both written and verbally, with departmental and agency staff, community members, and educators
  • Have knowledge of Holocaust history, Jewish traditions, holidays, and customs
  • Have excellent networking and outreach skills and ability to clearly present program goals and to work collaboratively with a diverse audience
  • Are fluent in online digital media literacy skills and comfort with integrating the use of the Internet and other social media technologies
  • Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office productivity suite required, including familiarity with the functions and features of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Have familiarity with the functions and features of Zoom and/or other streaming platforms
  • Have the ability to work independently and effectively in cooperation with other members of the team/agency
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and maintain confidentiality
  • Have the ability to travel domestically and internationally and work weekends and evenings, in support of the program needs
  • Have excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems or work barriers
  • Can work a hybrid schedule (onsite location at JFCS’s Holocaust Center  SF office)
  • Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)
  • Preferably Have:
    • Advanced degree

What Will You Do?

  • Serves as a spokesperson for the JFCS Holocaust Center and is highly visible in the community
  • They are dedicated to strengthening JFCS’s relationships and ongoing partnerships to advance the Holocaust Center’s mission.
  • In partnership with the Director, develop, execute, and operate the inaugural California Collective for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CCHGE), a statewide network of key intuitions, genocide survivors, and community leaders working in concert to improve and expand genocide education statewide to more than 70,000 public school students
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of CCHGE programs in meeting outcomes and budget goals
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of participant data from CCHGE partners and reporting requirements
  • Work with Holocaust Center staff to develop strategies for outreach to local schools, districts, and organizations to identify students and teachers who could benefit from participation in Holocaust Center programs
  • In partnership with the JFCS Marketing department, oversee the redevelopment and ongoing success of the Holocaust Center’s website and print materials as the project manager
  • Represent the JFCS Holocaust Center in the community to inspire support and involvement of potential participants, funders, volunteers, and collaborating organizations.
  • Represent the JFCS Holocaust Center with elected officials, civic and community leaders
  • Comply with the JFCS Strategic Plan, and Annual Work Plan; is knowledgeable about budget goals and supports the Director to achieve long-term and short-term financial goals
  • In partnership with the Director and JFCS Development Department increase support of the Holocaust Center through both earned and contributed revenue; and work to increase philanthropic support
  • Grow and develop JFCS Holocaust Center’s donor prospect pool by identifying, engaging, and soliciting individuals, foundations, and businesses
  • Develop and administer strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors, including tours, events, personal meetings and solicitations, letters, and ongoing follow-up
  • Support the operations of the Holocaust Center in additional ways Participates in JFCS and departmental meetings and trainings and represents the department in a professional demeanor

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of an organization that helps over 120,000 people each year
  • Financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Great perks and benefits including competitive compensation; medical, dental, vision, and other benefits; 403(b) retirement contribution (subject to eligibility requirements); Jewish holidays off and more.

Excited to Apply?

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.